Monday, May 5, 2014

Vintage, Fresh and Elegant

Since my June club will be focused on new In Colors and new goodies, I decided to do a Mother's Day card AND a Father's Day card this month... here's the Mother's Day card.

I wanted to show off some of my favourite retiring (but hopefully not sold out yet!) stuff while I still have the chance. I used the En Francais background stamp on the Naturals Ivory, and the Modern Medley DSP for a vintage look, along with ivory pearls. I also really wanted to play along with the DIY flower challenge, instead of just stamping and punching, so I decided to pull out my clay and molds (which thankfully are NOT retiring)! I'm SO glad I did, because these flowers really MAKE the card... I'm in love with how it all looks together!! With a small batch of clay embellishments, I usually either mix a bit of clay with a few drops of ink, or leave it white and sponge and/or marker the color on after they're dried, but since I had to premake the flowers for club, I made each flower with white, carefully popped them out right aways and then spritzed them with inked water. Then I pushed the center pearl in right away so they would dry into the flowers.

Challenges I used:

Handstamped Sentiments - (see sketch below, but link-up expired so I couldn't enter)
Color Throwdown - (see palette below)
Little Red Wagon - DIY Flowers
Just Add Ink - (see image below)
Inspired By - (see image below)


  1. Those flowers are adorable, and I love your card! Great use of the Throwdown colors! Thanks for joining us.

  2. Those little clay flowers are stunning, Anjii!! What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Such a pretty card, love the flowers!

  4. Fun modern card. I like the contrast of the bold flowers against the neutral background. Chantell JAI

  5. You nailed your card to fit all the challenges! Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. ~Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  6. LOVE the fresh colours you chose!! Awesome job! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Little Red Wagon!

  7. What beautiful pops of colour your clay flowers provide...Great card Anjii! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  8. Love those pretty flowers on the neutral background! Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink :)

  9. I love those clay flowers and it made me look twice as I thought they may have been made with our ruffled ribbon, which gave me an idea to try sometime! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.